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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    I might decide to make a drone of my own. There might be a market. "A drone of your own." Spouse cheating? Save the cost of a detective. Buy a drone of your own. Did your dog run off? Find him in minutes with a drone of your own. Check up on your teenage kids with a drone of your own. FAA headaches galore.
    Commercial drones would be too high to shoot down, but your DIY drone would be. All unmanned operations above 500ft(sic) require FAA approval. Either risk get shot down or get dinged by the FAA. Worse if you had a collision with another aircraft. Something operating out of controlled airspace.

    I know you're only joking. I hope.

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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    It's a trick. Kind of like sending people with warrants notices that they've won a prize. It puts you on "the list" for the next ATF raid.
    Yeah, but I'm thinking if one hundred to two hundred thousand or more folks applied it just might send a message to any law enforcement wanting to use the darn things.

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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Yeah, but I'm thinking if one hundred to two hundred thousand or more folks applied it just might send a message to any law enforcement wanting to use the darn things.
    Yes, like "Here are insane criminals, with their names and addresses. Come arrest them."

    I sometimes fly very small planes and I don't want one of these morons taking shots at me thinking I'm the FBI coming to steal their land. People like that are too cowardly to shoot at a plane they think has feds on it, but they just might be dumb enough to shoot at what they think is a drone.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    "Political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. . . . Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness."
    ~Orwell, Politics and the English Language

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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    What goes up must come down, and that applies for bullets and the drone both. I'm all for protesting against the surveillance state, but not if it risks getting innocent people hurt.
    You use a shotgun in the same way you would shoot a bird or clay target. Nobody gets hurt.

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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    The government uses those drones?
    So it seems.....

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/16/te...anted=all&_r=0



    Maybe we need a law to protect our "personal space."

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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    So it seems.....

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/16/te...anted=all&_r=0


    Maybe we need a law to protect our "personal space."
    I was referring to the federal government, which is the subject of the proposed (and silly) measure. They do not use these kinds of drones... yet. So far, Homeland Security is using Predator-B drones. If we are talking about local law enforcement, that is another matter entirely.
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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    Do you think buying the license to shoot at drones just MIGHT get a person on some government **** list?

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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    Somewhere back in my inherited vintage military firearms and munitions is a complete 20mm with about 8000 rounds of ammo of which each 6th round is a tracer that came from a WWII P38. That could take a crack at one up to a few thousand feet, but there is exactly no circumstance where I would shoot at a government drone - nor do I find the idea humorous either.

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    Re: FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

    Quote Originally Posted by Morrigi View Post
    Predator drones and their offshoots fly at the same altitudes as conventional aircraft. Many others do not, and I'd wager that a good helping of 00 buck would be quite enough to disable them.
    A long barrel 10 gauge can reach fairly high. Drones range in size for hobby size helicopters to small full sized aircraft.

    The latest in ultra-tech is the government has via contract managed the technology to control a beetle in flight. The reason is because battery operated micro drones have cannot carry enough battery to be usable, but by using a micro-processor and electric impulse they can control the flight muscles of a beetle - successfully. Currently, they are now developing the micro camera, microphone or sniffer also small enough. Reportedly this second step is significantly easier than figuring how to control the flight.

    It's not that far off that the water beetle (most people call them cockroaches by they aren't) scurring across the floor is actually a spy drone. This technology if down to the insect size could be particularly easy if enlarged to the seagull or pigeon size.

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